Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Mentioned: 47 Post(s)
As the last Post
First I say this to every individual that thinks a bike is cheap and a better alternative to 4 wheels. The first thing is , you should have 3 years driving experience, second , take a motorcycle safety course. Next and this has been posted by others, assume someone is out to get you, be part detective, is that car slowing down because they are lost and the left hand turn lane may become a through lane directly into you because they don't see you. I will take the extra time here, for years I said I don't need a louder horn ( over 40 years of riding when I said that/ made that statement) , and then I almost had 2 near misses ( in my trade as a master electrician, we were required to file a report on some job sites when near misses occurred, explain what happened, did we have a plan in place, did we follow it, was it equipment break down, what could we do to prevent this from happening again, something like what many on this forum refer to the magic smoke escaping, much more detail but you get the drift), the same day I had the near misses I went to Twisted Throttle and bought the Denali Split Soundbomb Horn. I can say I have prevented at least 2 possible fatal accidents by a stopped car and truck on a curve, and a car trying to pull out into a second lane of traffic from a gas station, not seeing a approaching car and the car waving him out didn't see either , as to me , at least 3 times people unaware of my presence and more importantly didn't look.
I wear high visibility clothing / helmet , have extra lighting,Denali Horn, Admore mini light bar,Admore E56 lighting kit, a home made brake flasher one thing, keep in mind ,there will be; distracted drivers or those under the influence or those that hate all motorcycles especially loud ones. Being alert at all times and keeping your distance, trumps anything I said in my last sentence.
Last edited by onewizard; 10-23-2018 at 06:48 PM.